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Empanelment of Artistes/Artisans with North East Zone Cultural Centre (NEZCC)

North East Zone Cultural Centre (NEZCC), Ministry of Culture, Government of India, invites applications from artists, performers and cultural groups from the North Eastern States for formal empanelment with NEZCC. The mandate of NEZCC is to preserve, innovate and promote the projections and dissemination of arts of the region and to upgrade and enrich consciousness of the people about their cultural heritage. Special efforts are made to propagate folk arts, crafts and to preserve and strengthen the vanishing art forms.

To achieve these objectives, the NEZCC provides opportunities to the Folk and Tribal Cultural Troupes, Crafts persons, Artisans, Traditional Chefs (Ethnic Cuisine Artisans), Mime, Puppetry and Traditional Games performers to participate in cultural festivals and melas organized in the region and other parts of the country.

Interested Folk and Tribal Cultural Troupes/ Crafts persons/Artisans/Artistes may submit their application for empanelment with NEZCC. Who have empanelled with NEZCC should also apply for renewal. The application form for empanelment can be downloaded from ( (Advertisement), or it may be obtained from the Art and Culture/Cultural Affairs Directorate of their respective State Government. Interested persons may also contact NEZCC to have more details, consultation or advice on the matter. This was informed in a press release by Director of North East Zone Cultural Centre (NEZCC), Ministry of Culture, Government of India, Dr. Prashanna Gogoi


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